Friday, September 27, 2013

Good Thing...

my desk wasn't any smaller :)

Hopefully this will work well. Ron isn't a happy camper when it takes him 55 minutes to get to the office- and it is less than 15 miles away. We really need to get him out of civilization- lol.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pretty Soon...

Ron will be able to work from his underwear :)...if he wants. 
I cleared off my desk and gave it to him, so that he can bring home another computer and two more monitors. This is good...he is really getting annoyed with the commute to the office. Besides, he needs to see how this "working from home" thing goes, so that he can do it from Bandera.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cabinet Painting Day

Yesterday, Friday the 13th, was cabinet painting day. I would say that we have a few doors and drawers!
Everything looks amazing.

Here is my pantry- I guess you would call it "walk by" instead of "walk in". It is a 12 inch deep cabinet that fills up one whole wall of a hallway, near the kitchen. 
Nothing will ever get lost way-in-the-back-of-a-deep-shelf :)
(The doors are probably laying outside, waiting to dry)

Here is part of my laundry room.

Here is the "slide" down the stairs.

Here is what Ron did while I wandered around with the builder for a couple of hours 
talking about tile and counter tops :)

Finally, the roof is almost done.

I told Ron, as we were driving back to Katy yesterday...
I hope we are ready for what is "required"! 
Where much is given- much is required. And we have been given very much!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wylie Weekend

We drove to Wylie on Friday, Sept. 6- arriving in the afternoon- Sam, Audrey, Eli, and Noah were out having "new baby" pictures taken. We ate dinner at Pei Wei. On Saturday we just hung around together- Sam cooked bacon and pancakes for breakfast. Audrey, Eli, mom, and I went on a short shopping trip to Target. Audrey and Sam bought me a new camera :) We ate dinner at Red Lobster. On Sunday, we went to church. We got to see the new building that Sam and Audrey's ward meets in. Sam cooked steak and salmon on the grill. Audrey made "individual fallen chocolate cakes" for my birthday. On Monday, I went to the prom/bridal market downtown, Dallas, to order prom dresses for the store. On Monday evening we went to a movie theater to watch "Despicable Me 2". Eli did great- I think it was his second time to go to a movie. We were the only people in the theater. hehe On Tuesday , we hung around long enough for Audrey to go to a doctor appointment and for her to take Noah to a doctor appointment- we also had lunch at Chick-fil-A, in between those two appointments. Here are few pictures-

Some of Eli's favorite things- watching movies, wearing a baby blanket on his head :), playing with Daddy's computer, and building a house with his blocks.

GG with Eli and Noah.

Lunch at Chick-fil-A

Baby Noah.

We stopped at a really nice rest area along I45 on the way home :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

For Ron

To steal a quote from the Andersons..."YUP" :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day Weekend Sept. 2013

I thought we were staying in Katy this weekend. I was going to start cleaning out the storage unit. Move some things to the garage and pack some things up. Instead, Ron wanted to go to Bandera. Now that he doesn't have any specific responsibilities at church, I think I may have trouble keeping him in Katy :)
I went to work at my store from 10-5 on Saturday, then came home and threw some clothes in a suitcase. And put some food in a bag and some drinks in the cooler- then we headed west. We stayed in a Motel 6 near Helotes. We went to church in Kerrville on Sunday morning. We went to the house on Sunday afternoon and this morning. Coming home this afternoon, we stopped at Bucee's. It was packed with people! I would guess, that they might have 30 toilets in the ladies bathroom, and I still had to wait in line. Then just east of Bucee's, I10 became a parking lot with bumper to bumper traffic. I bailed out at Sealy, which took us on a scenic route adding lots of extra time to our drive :(

Here is Ron in his swimming pool :)

Here, I am in my kitchen :)

We were surprised that half of the trim was in and almost all of the cabinets were in. All of the inside doors- except the special order ones- are hung. All of the cabinets and trim will be painted an ivory color. The small doors without wood, will have glass in them. The cabinet that I am standing next to, will have the microwave and oven in it.
Behind the half wall is the sink and the dishwasher.

They haven't finished the roof yet. The builder is having a few problems with the roofer and getting the gray metal materials.
Here is a picture of the front of the house, from a new angle :) 
(Usually I am taking pictures from the other side/front.)

Only the Andersons and the Petes will appreciate this picture- they saw this part of the river- in the park- when they were there in April. I think it is a bit DRY in Texas! What was a pretty nice fishing hole and small creek, is almost completely dry. (You can see the small building on the cliff, near the river.) Needless to say, the river behind our house has been completely dry all year.